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February 11, 2014

Rava Payasam | Sooji Kheer - Easy Payasam Recipes

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Rava payasam/Sooji kheer is one of the easiest rava recipes.Every friday, i have to make some payasam, sweet pongal or rava kesari for vilakku pooja neivedyam.So i keep thinking to do varieties of payasam recipes.I came to know about this payasam from Sendhil’s Chinna maami in Kumbakonam.Once she made this for lunch.I saw how she made and asked the recipe too.From that time, i started making this payasam for friday pooja whenever i run short of time.It can be made very quickly and tastes soooo good.After so many attempts, i started making on my own way with some improvemnets.The best thing of this payasam is its yield.Just 1/4 cup of rava is enough to make payasam for 4-5 persons.So u can try this for ur guests.Its an easy dessert recipe.I heard people give this sooji kheer for 6 months baby too.Its a very filling and yummy payasam recipe!!Do try this payasam.U’ll love it like meSmile.

Rava payasam recipe

Rava payasam recipe Rava payasam - Easy payasam recipe with rava
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Dessert
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

To roast in ghee
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cashews & raisins - few
  • Clove - 1 no
  • Mace/Jathikai - a very small piece
  • White rava/Sooji/Semolina - 1/3 cup
To cook
  • Milk - 2.5 cups
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Sweetened milk maid - 1 tbsp(optional)
  • Cardamom - 2 nos

  • In a pan, heat ghee and roast the cashews,raisins,clove and mace.Remove in a plate.Crush cardamom and mace together and keep everything together.
  • In the remaining ghee,roast rava for 4-5 minutes in medium flame till u get a nice smell.
  • Boil milk and water together in a bowl till u roast the rava.When they roll boil,reduce the flame to low and slowly add the roasted rava by stirring the water+milk mixture.(Just do as u make for rava upma)
  • Mix everything well till there are no lumps using a whisk.Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes in low flame stirring in between.The payasam will thicken.Add milk or water to loosen it if necessary.
  • After the rava is well cooked and becomes a porridge,add sugar.Mix well and allow it to boil for few minutes.
  • Lastly add 1 tbsp of condensed milk,give a boil and switch off the flame.
  • Add the aromatic spices.Serve hot or refrigerate & serve chill.Tastes great in both the ways.
  • Roast 1/4 cup of rava in 2 tbsp of ghee and set aside.
  • Take 2 tsp of roasted rava and cook in 1/4 cup of milk till done.Keep stirring and cook for 5-7 minutes in low flame.After it thickens and becomes soft,add required sugar.Mixwell till sugar melts.Cool it down and feed the babies.
  • Condensed milk is optional.But it gives a rice taste to the payasam.
  • Please adjust the water+milk quantity according to the consistency u need.
  • This payasam thickens when it cools.So make it slightly watery before switching off the flame.
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar as per ur taste.We felt it tastes great only if sugar is on higher side.

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Unknown said...

very good n neat presentation..

Chitra said...

Thanks Smitha :)

Rafeeda AR said...

this looks so yum... we make something similar for iftars in Ramadan and call it thari kanji...

Unknown said...

Lovely sooji kheer ...... !!

great-secret-of-life said...

so creamy and nice tempting pics

nandoos kitchen said...

Mouthwatering payasam and Inviting clicks, Chitra

Unknown said...

Kheer looking very tempting and delicious dear :)

Unknown said...

Super ka :) Looking very yummy... will definitely try it :)

Chitra said...

Hi Dhanalakshmi,nice to see ur comment.try n let me know DA :)

Eat n Eat little More said...

rava payasam is so delicious :) tempting clicks

jaya's recipes said...

Super payasam yummy it looks!

Sundari Nathan said...

So inviting. Love the silver glass & plate. Very authentic :)

Unknown said...

i just luv this payasam chitra.. beautiful presentation..

Unknown said...

very beautifully presented delicious looking rava payasam :) tempting me dear !!

Anusha said...

Fab presentation Chitra i ve never used spices in any of my payasam. I have to try this. By the way, when you say mace, is it jathikai or jathikai flower?

Unknown said...

Payasam looks really awesome & delicious chitra..Nice clicks..

Priya said...

oh delicious and super kheer ...Nanga sapda varalama ...

Unknown said...

Nice clicks chitra

Chitra said...

It is jathikai/nutmeg:) Do try n tell me anusha :)

Chitra said...

U are always welcome dear :)

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Lovely kheer and beautifullypresented

Akila said...

Yummy payasam.... Nice n neat presentation

Sona said...

Delicious and yummy payasam, beautifully presented..

Anusha said...

Thank you Chitra. I got confused cos mace is the flower and nutmeg is the nut or whatever in the tree ;)

Lakshana said...

Your Rava Payasam brings back childhood memories…. my mom would cook the payasam at short notice and we just loved it.